Published: Wed, March 28, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Shurmur expects Beckham to attend Giants' offseason program

Shurmur expects Beckham to attend Giants' offseason program

Beckham, who reportedly wants $20 million per year from the Giants on a new contract, has been the subject of much speculation at the 2018 National Football League owners meetings, primarily because of the tepid endorsements he has received thus far from the people in charge of running the Giants.

General manager Dave Gettleman is attempting to pull off a delicate balancing act, maintaining leverage in potential trade talks while refusing to publicly acknowledge or deny that Odell Beckham is available for the right price. Beckham is entering the final year of his rookie deal.

Is not Beckham supposed to be pulling some sort of power play, with a report he will not step foot on the field unless he has a contract extension? Would he extend it all the way into the start of the regular season?

Landry and Beckham Jr. played together at Louisiana State University, before being selected in the 2014 draft-where the latter was the number 12 overall pick, while the former was the number two pick in the second round.

John Mara
GETTYNew York Giants owner John Mara is not willing to make exceptions for Beckham Jr's contract

"That's another way of saying we're going to try to do everything we can to make our team better", Shurmur said. Giants ownership has made it clear that they have not discussed any contract negotiations while also adding that Beckham needs to change his behavior. He had 288 receptions, 4,122 yards and 35 touchdowns in his first three seasons before last year's injury.

Is the Giants' relationship with one of the sport's uniquely talented players beyond fix?

A rumor was floated on Monday that the Los Angeles Rams contacted the New York Giants about possibly trading for Odell Beckham Jr. Who knows how that video appeared? "I think it's important, especially in the player-coach relationship, to get to know him". "He's been an outstanding player, especially his first three years. I think he knows what we expect of him, and now it's up to him".

When asked about the possibility of his star player leaving, Mara remained Coy: "I can't answer that one way or the other". "I understand that. It's sort of refreshing to know that we're going to look under any rock and turn over every stone that we can to make sure we make the NY football Giants the best team we can make it".

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